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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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So we moved. 
26th-Feb-2012 09:53 am
We had an epic move team: Adam, Judah, feste_sylvain and A., fiddle_dragon, zeyr, taura_g, gwynraven and J., kythryne and Amy and Miles (official mascot), rikibeth, trowa_barton, lynxreign, ron_newman, LJless Nick, slipjig, nomadmwe... I hope we have not forgotten anyone! All y'all were absolutely invaluable and amazing. If I dropped your name, it's exhaustion, not lack of appreciation.

U-Haul screwed us over at the last minute because of course they did, so we had a smaller truck, which meant two and a half loads. >.< But almost everything has made it over.

I have no idea how we had this many bookshelves in the old place, or where we're going to put them here; we have lots of space, but also we have big windows!

Victoria was traumatized by the move. :( She'd never lived anywhere but our old house. So while Jack acclimated instantly and Max near-instantly, she was belly-to-the-floor hunched scuttling and hiding. :( She's better now, but oh, I felt awful for her yesterday.

Speaking of awful, I overstressed the *hell* out of my body yesterday, to the point that I couldn't sit for fear of being unable to stand back up. The torn L5/S1 disc does not like this level of activity. Back muscles were in full clench. When I finally got horizontal to relax my back and let the pain explode and fade, it didn't; what happened was that I went into full-body shuddering and gasping. Which... I have not experienced before. Thankfully I was assured on Facebook that this is a thing what can happen. Slept with a lidocaine patch, but still only got five hours. Doing my best to pace myself today.

The heat was not working, so Amy identified the problem and Judah hit it with a hammer and lo! it got fixed. I love my people.

Today's priorities include figuring out the ultimate configuration of my bedroom and getting all the bookcases situated. Seriously, it's a forest of empty bookshelves in the living room, and we can't even start to access anything else until that gets sorted. Also kitchen.

I go for now. Much to do!
26th-Feb-2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
I'm glad the move was mostly managed without much mischief, and sorry U-Haul was so troublesome.
26th-Feb-2012 04:09 pm (UTC) - Good.
I'm glad most everything was managed.

Sorry I couldn't help out more.

Remember to give yourself some time to recoup...
26th-Feb-2012 05:05 pm (UTC) - Re: Good.
OH! And YAY for being out of the old place!
26th-Feb-2012 08:50 pm (UTC) - Re: Good.
A thousand times this.
26th-Feb-2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you got your heat working. Take things easy and don't overwork yourself today.

ETA - if you want help moving stuff around inside the new place later this week, I may be able to do that.

Edited at 2012-02-26 09:37 pm (UTC)
26th-Feb-2012 05:25 pm (UTC)
Glad you got all moved, though I hope you heal up quickly.
26th-Feb-2012 06:07 pm (UTC)
...I went into full-body shuddering and gasping. Which... I have not experienced before. Thankfully I was assured on Facebook that this is a thing what can happen.

Oof. Yeah. That happened to me on the second evening of the 3-Day walk in San Francisco last year. I shuddered uncontrollably for several hours. So bizarre.

Take it easy on yourself for a few days. Can't wait to see your new place sometime!
26th-Feb-2012 08:51 pm (UTC)
More good than bad is about all we can hope for.

I am SO glad you are moved out of there. Toxic people are toxic, says Captian Tautology.

All good thoughts on things to do.

26th-Feb-2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
Engineers are awesome. Yay Amy & Judah!
27th-Feb-2012 01:54 am (UTC)
Victoria should (eventually) acclimate. When we moved into our new place this past summer, the younger cat settled in right away. The older cat (who is only 4, not an old cat at all) spent the first two weeks hiding under the couch, on top of the kitchen cabinets, and under the dining room table, before he finally calmed down and got used to it. But he did eventually get used to it.

Sorry about the back muscles, that sucks. Hope you recover quickly.
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